Black Moth Live at HRH Doom Vs Stoner II

 

We’ve been pretty blessed on the Black Moth front this year. We’ve already seen them live a couple of times. We saw them up in Leeds supporting Monster Magnet and then again recently at the mighty Bloodstock Festival too. We still want more though… and up here at Doom vs Stoner, they’ve got a good long set to get their teeth into. With a new album in the pipeline, maybe we’ll get a taste of what is to come?

There’s a familiar sight of shiny leather pants and ripped jeans onstage as Harriet and Federica stick to their trademark stage clobber. We’re a bit disappointed that Jim has opted for a shirt that is a bit less flowery than usual though. The lighting rig is well and truly rid of the red light that we’ve been enjoying so much all weekend too! We’re really getting into the swing of things, but the bloody festivals nearly over…

Coming straight out of the Witch Tripper gig upstairs and into Black Moth is just about the best combo we’ve experienced all weekend, and that includes the fully loaded nachos with jalepenos and hot sauce (ouch). Whilst Witch Tripper had us boogieing away in a pool of our own sweat, the main stage downstairs is just right for kicking back and letting some slightly more restrained doom flow over us whilst we sip on a well-earned beer.

Or two…

‘Looner’ ’Tumbleweave’ ‘Undead King…’; the list of our favourites is being ticked off one by one here as Black Moth reel out the hits. We do however get some of those new tracks that we’re thirsty for too. Consider our appetite for album number three well and truly wetted. Everything sounded like we’re going to approve of the new material. No surprises there then…

Harriet puts out a brief few words for the late great tub thumper Leki towards the end of the set before going into a suitably heavy intro. And we take a little moment to wonder just how good it would have been to have Wet Nuns on this stage. This festival would have been bread and butter for those bluespunkers!

Anyway as it goes, Black Moth fit in perfectly here at Doom vs Stoner and with a new album on the way, we’re hoping we’ll get to see them a few more times in the near future. They really are a bit good.